( cheers and applause ). >> stephen: hey, welcome back, everybody. thank you very much. nation, you know, if you watch the news as much as i do, you know that everywhere you look, there's bad news: tv, internet, newspapers, even on the comics page. last week garfield finally succumbed to his chronic depression over mondays. he is survived by odie, jon and a lasagna. but, nation, i'm going to give you some good news. this is tiny triumphs. humanity has accomplished so much over the years. we split the atom. we mapped the human genome. we put pizza on a bagel.